Broad research areas
Four broad research areas (or pillars) provide multidisciplinary expertise to create essential knowledge and evidence to inform infection emergency preparedness and improve health outcomes for Australians.
The research areas are supported by four cross-cutting themes containing critical infrastructure and tools to ensure the greatest possible impact.
Together, the research areas (or pillars) and cross-cutting themes of APPRISE allow for a flexible and coordinated national network.
Examples of potential research outcomes include:
- Clinical research and infection prevention – understanding the severity of the disease and strategies for new treatments, educating health professionals on emerging infectious threats
- Public health – researching how the disease spreads through populations and how to monitor and assist communities
- Laboratory research –developing new diagnostic tests for the disease, understanding transmission involving vectors, monitoring any human-to-animal infection risk
- Key populations – working with communities and populations to ensure that all Australians have access to culturally appropriate interventions and services.